Mar 28

Haiku 1093

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , March 28th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

I’m overwhelmed by

dirty dishes — the neighbor’s

snowman collapses

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Feb 09

Haiku 1086

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , February 9th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

the year of the snake

approaches — I sweep and wipe

making room for new

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Sep 07

Haiku 1053

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , September 7th, 2012

by Kelly

by Kelly

somewhere in between

scrubbing pots and folding laundry

she breaks down in tears

he doesn’t notice

his head in a video game

his wife’s frustration

I composed this haiku couplet many weeks ago. It felt so true to my experience of new motherhood at that moment in time that I grabbed a piece of paper and wrote it down. And yet, as it reveals my utter exhaustion and angst, I never found the time to post it until now.

At the time that I was living it, and right now as I’m posting it, I’m thinking of you, dear Alison, my haiku partner. I just know you will relate to in in your bones.

And even now, weeks later, as I type it up here and reread it, I too have a visceral reaction to it. It makes me angry and sad and angry again as–unfortunately–too often these feelings bubble up when I’m chopping vegetables or folding laundry. Will the laundry ever go away?

Please don’t answer that question. I already know the answer.

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Nov 07

Haiku 974

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , November 7th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

I find a light bulb

in my underwear drawer.

What was I thinking?

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Feb 28

Haiku 787

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , February 28th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

scrubbed clean of its clouds

today’s flawless sky isn’t

warm but raw and cold

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Jan 18

Haiku 383

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , January 18th, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

thwat-thump thwat-thump through

a soapy blue felt jungle —

I shift to nuetral

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Dec 01

Haiku 335

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , December 1st, 2009

by Kelly

by Kelly

Caribbean dreams

develop while I’m cleaning —

blue toilet water

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Nov 13

Haiku 317

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , November 13th, 2009

by Kelly

by Kelly

Each surface I touch

becomes infected. I should

clean but first … Ah-Choo!

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Oct 15

Haiku 288

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , October 15th, 2009

by Alison

by Alison

mopping up dust balls

is gratifying when there’s

company coming

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Sep 12

Haiku 255

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , September 12th, 2009

by Kelly

by Kelly

So I said I do.

What … now I’m obliged to sweep,

fold and scrub for him?

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